Clinical Practice 2B

Course code NURS2202Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

This course provides the clinical foundations to the care of adults and children across a range of contexts. This includes a two-week medical surgical placement and either a two-week mental health or older person placement.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Nursing program

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2015, 2013, 2012
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to:
* Professional practice
* Critical thinking and analysis
* Provision and coordination of care
* Collaborative and therapeutic practice
ContentModule 1- Professional Practice
Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated that they:
* practice in accordance with legal, professional and ethical nursing frameworks
* practice in a way that acknowledges the dignity, culture, values, beliefs and rights of individuals/groups
* perform nursing interventions in accordance with recognised standards of practice

Module 2 - Critical thinking and analysis
Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated that they:
* practice within an evidence based framework
* critically reflect on their own nursing practice and identify professional development needs
* seek additional knowledge and /or information when presented with unfamiliar situations.

Module 3 - Provision and coordination of care
Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated that they:
* use the clinical reasoning cycle as a structured approach to patient care
* use an evidence-based assessment framework to collect data about the physical, socio-cultural and mental health of individuals
* provide comprehensive, safe, effective and evidence based nursing care to achieve identified health outcomes and goals
* respond to patient deterioration rapidly and appropriately

Module 4 - Collaborative and therapeutic practice
Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated that they:
* establish therapeutic relationships while maintaining professional boundaries
* apply a quality use of medicines framework to ensure the safe administration of medications
* establish positive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues
* communicate in a written form that is comprehensive, logical, clear and concise, with accurate spelling and only acceptable abbreviations used
* use verbal and electronic communication skills effectively
* demonstrate sensitivity, awareness and respect for cultural identify and spiritual needs
* use relevant principles to ensure the safe administration of medications
* use ergonomic principles to prevent injury and promote patient comfort
* adhere to occupational health and safety legislation.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Lecture
Laboratory
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Laboratory ExercisesCOMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT:
Clinical Labs - To be eligible to attend clinical placement 100% attendance and satisfactory performance is required in Clinical Laboratories. Attendance is essential preparation for clinical practice and provides relevant clinical skills and medication related knowledge.
Students may be given the opportunity for a makeup laboratory if an adverse circumstances form is submitted and approved by the course coordinator.

Failure to attend 100% of clinical lab will result in either cancellation or delay of clinical placement. The course coordinator will file the attendance records with the CAR.
Other: (please specify)COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT
To pass this course a total of 50% or higher must be gained
Other: (please specify)Professional portfolios (including evidence of attendance, satisfactory clinical performance and mastery of core competencies)

Clinical Portfolio A (Medical/Surgical)
Clinical Portfolio B or C (Mental Health or Older Person), depending on campus of enrolment
Other: (please specify)Holistic clinical competency assessment and reflection as part of portfolio
Practicum/PlacementCOMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT:
Clinical Placement - Students must pass this component in order to pass the course

Clinical placement attendance provides opportunities for the development of clinical assessment and medication related skills. Satisfactory performance provides evidence of skills achievement. Failure to attend or to demonstrate satisfactory performance will result in a FF grade for this course.

A student whose performance is either unsafe or unprofessional will be given an FF grade for this course.

Students assessed with unsatisfactory performance from clinical placement will be referred to the Clinical Committee who will advise if remediation and a makeup placement is to be offered.

Evidence of 100% clinical placement attendance is a requirement. (Discretion may be applied by the course coordinator where 8 hours or less of clinical placement hours are not completed). Satisfactory clinical performance and mastery of core skills must be achieved for a pass or higher grade within this course.
Quiz - On-lineOnline Quiz
Contact HoursClinical: for 40 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Laboratory: for 29 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in the Bachelor of Nursing Program
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of NURS1101, HUBS1406, NURS1201, NURS1202, & HUBS1416 and concurrent enrolment in NURS2201
Compulsory Program ComponentVerified within ClinConnect, the NSW Ministry of Health Placement System
Academic Integrity Module
A minimum of 800 clinical placement hours (only hours in courses awarded a passing or higher grade will be considered)
Compulsory Course ComponentStudents must pass this component in order to pass the course

To be awarded a pass or higher grade in this course each student is required to:
? Submit all assessment items; and
? Gain an aggregate of 50% or higher for assessment items
? Complete designated clinical laboratory preparation prior to laboratories
? Complete the total number of laboratory hours and demonstrate satisfactory performance
? Complete 160 hours of clinical placement
? Evidence of 100% clinical placement attendance is a requirement. (Discretion may be applied by the course coordinator where 8 hours or less of clinical placement hours are not completed).
? Provide evidence of satisfactory performance (Clinical Summary forms)
? Achieve mastery of the core skills identified in assessment item descriptor
? Submit all of the fully and correctly completed proof of mastery documentation electronically to Blackboard in the correct designated folders
? No unresolved unsatisfactory reports in previous clinical placements
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for NURS2202